Hiring Joan was quite simply one of the very best decisions we made when it came to our wedding. We had a relatively short timeline by Chicago standards (got engaged just before Christmas and were married in July), and I’m really not sure how we would have pulled it all off without her. She provided great insight during the process of choosing all of our vendors, and her recommendations helped us narrow down the totally overwhelming number of options, which saved us loads of time and probably money. She was incredibly organized and kept us on track in terms of our “deadlines,” and if we’d had any questions about whether or not we’d made the right decision in hiring her, she completely blew us away in the month leading up to the wedding. She was totally on top of everything, and most of the time when I asked her about whether or not we had to do X thing that had never occurred to me but some blog or magazine or person who felt the need to give me “advice” mentioned to me, she’d say, “Oh, yeah don’t worry about that – I did that last week!” I almost certainly owe having a full head of hair on my big day to her being so on it during the blur of those last couple weeks before the wedding.
On the weekend itself, Joan and her team were totally professional and did a fantastic job of ensuring everyone was where they needed to be while still ensuring the event was about the two of us and our families and friends. She was totally visible and accessible to me, but the average guest likely had no idea she was even there, which is a difficult balance to strike and is part of what makes Joan so good at what she does.
I was never the girl who has been planning her wedding since childhood, and after our incredible day, I was frankly thrilled to have the whole wedding prep process be over with, but I was legitimately sad that it meant that I wouldn’t have an excuse to chat with Joan anymore! If you’ve gone through the whole wedding bonanza and find yourself thinking, “Aww I’m going to miss my planner!” when it is done – I truly can’t think of a more ringing endorsement than that.
I would recommend Joan and her team with absolutely zero reservation!
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